Driving up to Mendocino to attend my brother Hal’s 30th Annual Abalone Dive.
Frying up fish and chips with fish caught 8 hours before.
Finding a wetsuit to fit my post-chemo body that I can actually afford to buy. Using wetsuit and boogie board to kick out to the kelp forest to watch folks dive for abalone.
Marveling that it can actually be sunny on the Mendocino coast in summer.
Kayaking through sea caves in the SUN.
Struggling through traffic and traffic to get to Tahoe.
Watching kids go inner-tubing behind a speed boat and deciding that the drive was worth it.
Returning to Monterey, the place my daughter was born. Still enjoying the Monterey Aquarium.
Walking the dogs, and walking the dogs, and walking the dogs again.
Buying a few school clothes that my daughter really doesn’t need. September always feels so full of possibilities, even when you’re decades out of elementary school.
Finally feeling good enough to boogie board at Stinson Beach. Remembering what a blast it can be.
Finally finding a work schedule that allows me to actually get some work done. Hey, an income stream wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.